|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
Politics & Political Science
|University website:||Political Science|
Earn a degree accredited in Austria and the U.S.
CEU’s international curriculum helps you develop a critical understanding of the challenges contemporary political communities and their citizens face. The university moves across borders and disciplines to give you a comparative perspective and hands-on, transferable skills. To gain an even more comprehensive picture, you can join cross-country research projects and apply for research grants and travel funds to attend conferences.
The program comes in two formats, with the one-year version offering a more intensive study experience. The two-year version is an ideal stepping stone for PhD research and training, thanks to a more extensive research period. Students with three-year bachelor’s degrees in the social sciences and related disciplines are eligible to apply for the two-year program, while candidates with four years of university studies can opt for the one-year program.
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Political Research
Constitutionalism and Democracy
Elections and Democracy
Introduction to Political Communication
Political Economy I: Basics in Macroeconomics
Political Economy II: Core Issues and Conceptual Frameworks in Political Economy
Reinterpreting Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe: A Comparative Analysis
The Political Economy of the European Union
Welfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and Challenges
Political research methodology and social analysis
Social and political theory
Where CEU’s master’s graduates work
Education and Research
and Public Policy
Arts, Media, Journalism,
* Asian University for
* Central European
Labour Studies Institute
* European Policy Centre
* European University at St. Petersburg
* Lund University
* Harvard University
* University of Oxford
* Boston Consulting
* Ernst & Young
* Morgan Stanley
* Directorate for
* European Commission
* European Parliament
* various ministries
* The World Bank
* U.S. Department
* Civil Liberties Union for Europe
* Human Rights Watch
* Open Society
* Paramount Pictures
* United States
In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why the university offers generous financial aid, based on a combination of merit and need, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country.
February 1, 2023: For master's studies with financial aid.
March 15, 2023: For self-financing master's candidates who will require a study visa.
August 15, 2023: For self-financing master's candidates who will not require a study visa.